Any information you share with a counselor is considered privileged information. This means that your visits and conversations are treated as confidential, and do not become part of any other college record. It also means that we would not disclose any confidential information without first obtaining your written consent to do so. However, on occasion, we may confidentially collaborate between our staff so that we may better serve you.
It is important for you to be aware that there are some legally mandated
exceptions to confidentiality. These include:
- notification of relevant others when a clinician judges that a
client is in immediate danger to self or others (e.g., in the
case of suicide
or violent assault);
- notification of Child Protective Services in cases of suspected
child abuse, neglect, or
- in legal cases, clinicians or clinical records
may be subpoenaed by the court.